Synonyms of grounds


1. evidence, grounds, information

usage: your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief; "the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling"

2. yard, grounds, curtilage, field

usage: the enclosed land around a house or other building; "it was a small house with almost no yard"

3. grounds, tract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcel

usage: a tract of land cleared for some special purposes (recreation or burial etc.)

4. cause, reason, grounds, justification

usage: a justification for something existing or happening; "he had no cause to complain"; "they had good reason to rejoice"

5. grounds, dregs, settlings

usage: dregs consisting of solid particles (especially of coffee) that form a residue; "it is a Middle Eastern custom to read your future in your coffee grounds"


1. evidence, grounds, information

usage: the solid part of the earth's surface; "the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land"; "the earth shook for several minutes"; "he dropped the logs on the ground"

2. yard, grounds, curtilage, field

usage: a rational motive for a belief or action; "the reason that war was declared"; "the grounds for their declaration"

3. grounds, tract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcel

usage: the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface; "they dug into the earth outside the church"

4. cause, reason, grounds, justification

usage: a relation that provides the foundation for something; "they were on a friendly footing"; "he worked on an interim basis"

5. grounds, dregs, settlings

usage: a position to be won or defended in battle (or as if in battle); "they gained ground step by step"; "they fought to regain the lost ground"

6. land, dry land, earth, ground, solid ground, terra firma, object, physical object

usage: the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground; "he posed her against a background of rolling hills"

7. reason, ground, rational motive

usage: material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); "the land had never been plowed"; "good agricultural soil"

8. earth, ground, material, stuff

usage: a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused

9. footing, basis, ground, foundation

usage: a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)

10. ground, military position, position

usage: (art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting

11. background, ground, view, aspect, prospect, scene, vista, panorama

usage: the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface


1. anchor, ground, fasten, fix, secure

usage: fix firmly and stably; "anchor the lamppost in concrete"

2. ground, restrain, confine, hold

usage: confine or restrict to the ground; "After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot"

3. ground, put, set, place, pose, position, lay

usage: place or put on the ground

4. ground, teach, learn, instruct

usage: instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject

5. ground, strand, run aground, land

usage: bring to the ground; "the storm grounded the ship"

6. ground, run aground, reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain

usage: hit or reach the ground

7. ground, throw

usage: throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage

8. ground, hit

usage: hit a groundball; "he grounded to the second baseman"

9. ground, hit

usage: hit onto the ground

10. prime, ground, undercoat, paint

usage: cover with a primer; apply a primer to

11. ground, connect, link, tie, link up

usage: connect to a ground; "ground the electrical connections for safety reasons"

12. establish, base, ground, found

usage: use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation"

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